Official Impressed By Farm To School Program

Posted: April 17, 2013 at 5 a.m.

Kevin Concannon, right, federal undersecretary for food, nutrition and consumer services, speaks Tuesday during a tour of Owl Creek School in Fayetteville to learn about the Fayetteville School District’s Farm to School Program.

Over a lunch of local food products, national and state leaders in child nutrition received a crash course in Fayetteville School District’s farm to school lunch program. “This was a wonderful meal,” said Kevin Concannon, U.S. Department of Agriculture undersecretary of food, nutrition and consumer services. Concannon was at Owl Creek School to learn about the district’s farm to school and sustainability programs.

At A Glance

Cooking Class

A free community cooking class is planned for 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Asbell Elementary School, 1500 N. Sang Ave. It is sponsored by Phi Alpha Honor Society for students studying social work at the University of Arkansas. Families are invited to learn the advantages of eating fresh, local food while they watch chefs and nutrition experts prepare a healthy meal.

Source: Staff Report

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